Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, IL
I attend the number one high school in Illinois and am currently in the top ten percent of my class with a weighted GPA of 4.95 and an unweighted GPA of 3.9.
I am also a part of the forensics team where I compete in public speaking competitions. It has extremely helped with my public speaking skills because that's what this team is all about. Being with a partner has taught me how to feed off of other peoples energies, which is an important skill because it's an important skill necessary in a world of 7 billion+ people. Being able to perform a speech alone in front of a room full of judges and other students has given me the confidence to speak in front of a crowd. Being able to do that has let me take leadership roles in my life within other clubs and all throughout my life.
I was a key member in my schools Muslim Student Association. As Public Relations Director I was in charge of making the club be known to the members as well as the entire student body and faculty. My duties ranged from sending out a quick message to the members, to advertising upcoming events to the student body, to organizing and having meetings with the faculty. As President my job was to make sure everything ran smoothly and all the members of the board were able to work together. I planned meetings for the board as well as collaborated with them to schedule and plan club meetings and events. One large task was a semi annual dinner. Communication was a key aspect in both my roles in the MSA.
I was also a member of French Honor Society. In French Honor Society I helped organize charity events such as raising money in order to buy French English dictionaries for students in Benin through the Batonga Foundation.
As a part of the society, I participated in the National French Contest and ranked in the 10th percentile in the country.
In addition I helped run events that were held for National French Week at our school. This included going to advisories in the morning and giving information on francophone countries as well as giving up my lunch to sell francophone treats in the cafeteria.